Location: Approximately 12km North of Quorn on the Warren Gorge Road. 11 km on the bitumen then turn right at the old farm house follow the track over the hill and your there.
Postal Address: P.O. Box 83, Quorn, SA 5433
About the Club
If you fancy a shoot in a tranquil bush setting in South Australia, then look no further than the Quorn Pistol and Shooting Club. Located 12km north of Quorn on the Warren Gorge Road, the club offers a range of rifle, shotgun and handgun disciplines and members can also try their hand at the infamous Quorn Service handgun shoot.
The club was formed on December 7, 1982, following a public meeting. The first shoot, Air Pistol, was held on February 8, 1983, in the local kindergarten building. The first outdoor shoot, IPSC, was held on September 14, 1985, at the clubís current range in Arden Vale. The club was started by the first President, Ray Sinclair-Wood, and there were 41 founding members. The current Secretary, Graham Stokes, is the last remaining founding member of the club. Today, Robert Hombsch holds the position of President. The club has had fluctuating membership in recent years, but now has a steady 43 members, including four juniors and seven female shooters.
In addition to Quorn Service, shooters can enjoy ISPC and Service Pistol, Rimfire on a 25m and 50m range, Centrefire on a 100m and 200m range, undercover shooting areas, a clubhouse, toilet facilities and a bunkhouse for visitors wanting to sleep on-site.
Recently, the Quorn club hosted and won its leg of the Annual Quorn Coober Pedy Challenge. The Challenge involves two competitions a year, one at each range, where the like-minded clubs enjoy a social event and the chance to compete against new people.
Because many of the clubís members work away from home (in the mining industry for example), the shooting program is fairly flexible so that H-class licence holders have the opportunity to achieve the required number of shoots in all categories to qualify for licence renewal. There are weekly shoots every Saturday and Wednesday, but members are able to complete a scored shoot at any time, provided there are two or more members present.
There are many local attractions for visitors to enjoy while they are in the Quorn area, ranging from great places of scenic interest, four-wheel drive tracks, historic steam railway journeys, camel tours, bushwalking, cycling and more. Quorn also has good accommodation and dining including bed and breakfast, hotel, motel and a great caravan park.
What do we shoot
- 22 Rifle (25 & 50m)
- Lever Action
- Benchrest (100m groups, 100m score, 200 gongs)
- Shotgun (10 or 20 Clay Matches)
- Handgun Quorn Service 36 shot match – 25, 15 & 7 yards
- Handgun Walk & Shoot 40 shots, 15 to 7 yards
- Single Action (Shotgun / Rifle / Pistol)
When do we shoot
- Wednesday 10:00am to 1:00pm
- Saturday 9:00am to 2:00pm (Later if numbers warrant)